Heart disease and stroke are the cause of death for approximately 1 in 3 women. Yet, 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Join faculty, staff and students at UW-Green Bay in wearing red to raise awareness, and partaking of healthy activities this week in celebration of national “Go Red Week.”
Events on campus:
• Tuesday (Feb. 3) — Blood Pressure Checks, noon to 1 p.m., booth on lower level of the Union, provided by Health Services
• Wednesday (Feb. 4) — Heart Healthy Experience, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Leona Cloud Commons. Come sample heart healthy-foods including black bean brownies and apple craisin salad provided by A’viands
• Thursday (Feb. 5) — Go Red Poker Walk from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Register in the Office of Student Life to start your mile walk around campus. Finish with a chance to win prizes, T-shirts available for participants while supplies last. Also, Zumba at 9 p.m. in the Kress Events Center that evening
• Friday (Feb. 6) — National Go Red Day! Wear red to show support and be part of our Photo Op at noon in the Kress Events Center arena… “we will make the largest human heart we possibly can and submit the picture to the heart associations photo contest. We should be done within 20 minutes.”
All week pick up information and your red dress pin at the booth located in the lower level of the Union. If you know of anyone who is a heart disease or stroke survivor make sure to grab the pin with the paper heart behind it to symbolize survival. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life at 465-2720.